2016 continues to be a huge year for Broadway musicals in the news. On April 3, Kinky Boots became the longest-running show to ever play the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on 302 West 45th Street, as announced by producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig via Playbill last week.
The premiere date for NBC’s Live adaptation of 'Hairspray' was announced for December 7. However, there is even bigger news for all you hair-heads out there. (That is what Hairspray super fans are called, right?) 'Hairspray' vet Harvey Fierstein has been drafted to write the adaptation of the live musical event. Fierstein won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for originating the role of Edna Turnblad on Broadway. Check out the report below to see what NBC’s Robert Greenblatt had to say about Fierstein’s new role.
Classicalite reported that the Disney-Broadway sensation Newsies would be hitting a 25-city running tour in October 2014 — well now, after closing on Broadway after 1,005 shows, the production comes to the iconic Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.
Disney Theatricals quits while it's ahead and takes its hit musical on the road.
Harvey Fierstein, who wrote the books of both shows, will still be represented on Broadway by 'Kinky Boots.'
Last night, April 4, 2013, a new musical 'Kinky Boots' had its official opening night on Broadway at Al Hirschfeld Theatre.